I just got my first Balenciaga!! yay!! I'll post pics when I get a chance. I got a black bowling, and it looks like it's from f/w '06 I was slightly disappointed that the tassels are already split. I know it happens and I know there are extras (I've read the tassel thread), but I was just a little sad, because this is my first balenciaga and the most money that I've ever spent on a bag. I just expected it to be *perfect*, ykwim? I got it from Nordstrom's, and I don't think it's worth it to send it back because of the split tassels. But I do want to make sure that it's not an indication that this was a return that had been gently used (there aren't any other signs of use, but it's hard to tell with a black bag). Other than that, I love it! I'll post pics once my camera is recharged!